How To Buy Prescription Drugs Online

Giving rise to a plethora of services that have significantly changed the way we live, work and shop, the internet has also provided us with great benefits like multiple canvassing and buying products without having to leave home. Even medicines may now be conveniently bought online. However, unlike many products we purchase, online medicines are not something that can be taken lightly since there are some web sites that sell medicine that is unsafe and could put your life in danger. There are many reasons why buying prescription drugs online can carry dangers. Here are some of them: • Many of these sites are not liscensed pharmacies. • Online sites often give incorrect diagnoses, causing your true condition to go …

What To Look For When Evaluating Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Options: The Three

People with Medicare can start saving money by enrolling in the government’s prescription drug plan, and with open enrollment running through May 15, 2006, there is still time to save. “This is the most significant change to Medicare since the program’s inception, and it will offer people with Medicare more choices than ever before,” said Scott Latimer, M.D., Central and North Florida Market President for Senior Products at Humana, one of the nation’s leading private sector Medicare insurers. “In order to select the plan that best meets their needs, beneficiaries will need to carefully evaluate their options prior to enrolling.” When choosing a plan, people with Medicare and their family members and friends involved in the process need to factor …

Truth About Drugs Without Prescription

Online internet pharmacies are fast gaining popularity. It is just one among the millions of virtual shops that one can find over the Internet. A CNN news article says that there are now about 100 million websites in the internet with around 48 million of those sites considered as active or updated on a regular basis. These websites contain a wide range of topics and practically covers the entire spectrum of human knowledge and experience. In the United States alone, there are at least 54 million different websites that would be impossible for an average person to visit during one’s lifetime. Some of the most frequently visited sites include Google, Yahoo, Youtube, Facebook, and Wikipedia — which are categorized as …

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is an ever-growing problem in the United States. People receive prescription drugs most often to combat pain. When they become accustomed to taking a pill to relieve that pain, they often become addicted before they even realize what’s happening. A doctor will write a prescription for drugs to help the patient feel better and be better able to cope with the debilitating symptoms of either an accident or a disease. Because a doctor prescribes this medication, patients often think that taking it is safe. But when they start relying on the drug to get through a day or cope with life, that’s when the prescription drug becomes an addiction. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans …

Harvard Drug Research Fraud and Cover-up: How Off-Label Profiteering Works

Harvard Drug Research Fraud and Cover-up: How Off-Label Profiteering Works Drug company money influences and corrupts research. That is a given. What is less understood is why drug manufacturers spend billions for research on off-label uses for their products – uses that were never cleared with the FDA when the drug was submitted for approval. Off-label use allows drug companies to get “through the back door” what they could never, and I mean never, get away with by going directly to the FDA for approval for a new use of a product – what is known today as an off-label use. You would hope that researchers wouldn’t corrupt the commercial experimentation of a new, or off-label, use of a drug …

How Prescription Diet Pills Work

Diet Pills come in three different varieties – prescription, over the counter (OTC) and herbal supplements. The only way to purchase prescription diet pills is with a medical doctor’s prescription. Prescription diet pills are tested and continually monitored by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can purchase OTC diet pills at a drugstore, pharmacy, health food or vitamin store. OTC diet pills are still monitored by the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. To purchase herbal diet pills or dietary supplements at drugstores, supermarkets, vitamin and health food stores. The FDA considers herbal diet pills to be food products, which fall under the control of the Center for Food Safety …

Helping The Elderly Avoid Prescription Drug Problems

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are over 33 million people in the U.S. who care for an aging relative or friend. Caregivers need to be aware that drug errors can happen and may be serious, but often are preventable. The problem stems largely from the multiple drugs seniors are prescribed and the complex network of physicians and pharmacists caring for them. According to Medco Health Solutions, Inc., the average senior takes nine prescription medications a year. One in four seniors sees four or more different physicians and uses three or more different pharmacies. To help prevent errors: • Make and take a medication list including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, any vitamins or herbal supplements and present …

e-Drugs Just a Click Away

You must have shopped through internet. Isn’t it convenient to use this medium to order goods of your choice and get them delivered at your doorstep. What more, you can order items from around the world using websites that specifically serve this purpose. Ordering medicines through an online pharmacy is the latest in this trend. These online or e-pharmacies are drugstores that fulfill your medication order and deliver them to your home. You don’t have to spend time in visiting the doctor and then going to a drugstore to buy the prescribed medicines. It makes even more sense if you are on long term medication. These pharmacies have a panel of registered medical practitioners who can provide online consultation and …

Through the years the legal profession has had more and more influence on our society.

Today it seems that people take less and less responsibility for their actions and would rather take their chances in court with a lawyer at their side. All businesses are so careful to avoid a law suit that employees are treated less and less like people. A few years ago if an employer would suspect an employee of using drugs they would offer assistance and hold their job until they were able to straighten out their lives. Today if someone is suspected of drug use all the employees may be subjected to drug tests so as not to single out the person with the problem. This situation has occurred in the office that I work in. One of the supervisors, …

Generic Drugs vs Branded Drugs- the tussle is on

Generic and cost efficient The question is not much about money when it comes to prioritizing life and death; but when the more relevant and more useful drug comes at half the cost of curing than with a branded drug, people opt for the generic version. Why, that appears to be the best choice for many in future too. What Generic drugs have done is to open up a new vista in the field of treating the sick at a lower cost. Now for those wondering what exactly a generic drug is, here is the answer. Any drug that is manufactured and sold by the company other than the actual patent holder comes under the category of generic drug. What …

Generic Drugs Or Brand-Name Originals – What to Choose?

Before getting into the merits of the case, it is necessary to find out a little about generic drugs. When a pharmaceutical company brings out a drug, that company is the only one that may produce the drug in the same country for a fixed number of years. When this time passes, other pharmaceutical companies can make the same drug and this is how we receive generic drugs. The original drugs are called brand-name drugs. The truth is that generic drugs are copies of brand-name drugs and have the same features: strength, dosage, effects, side effects. Its pharmacological effects are precisely the same as effects of brand-name medicines. Sildenafil citrate, commonly known as a brand-name medicine Viagra, is an excellent …

Diet Pills – What To Watch For When Buying Weight Loss Supplements

When buying diet pills, there are a couple of different ways to go about it. Some pills are only available by prescription, while others can be purchased over the counter (OTC). There are several different types of weight loss supplements, which will be discussed in the following few paragraphs. Some of the more popular prescription drugs are: Bontril, an appetite suppressant; Xenical, a pill which helps the body absorb fat; Meridia, a supplement that encourages your body to shed pounds, and Phentermine which is easily the most popular appetite suppressant in the United States today. Whereas prescription drugs are available only from a licensed physician, over the counter supplements can be purchased by anyone and contain such ingredients as amino …

Cutting Prescription Drug Costs

There are a number of ways to cut prescription drug costs-without sacrificing safety or effectiveness. Try these tips: • What’s In A Name?-Finding generic versions of name-brand drugs can cut costs by a significant percentage. For instance, people who take one of the more popular cholesterol-lowering drugs could save about $175 per prescription if they stuck to the generic versions. • Finding Generics-Your pharmacist or doctor can tell you if the generic version of a drug is readily available in the U.S. You can also check with groups such as 1-800-USAVERX. The company gets drugs from FDA and World Health Organization (WHO)-approved facilities overseas. These markets do not have the same pricing regulations and patent laws as those found in …

Counterfeit Drugs Surfacing

Anyone who has traveled into the small border towns in Mexico has surely seen the number of “farmacias” that line the streets. They are usually nothing more that a small store with a person in a white lab coat working behind the counter. The danger here is that the prescription medication that is readily available may not be medicine at all. The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers about these dangers. The warning reminded people that “drugs purchased in foreign countries are not regulated by the FDA” and “do not carry the same FDA assurances of safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality as drugs purchased within the United States.” What is truly bothersome now is the proliferation of internet pharmacies. …

Prescription Drug Coverage

Prescription drug coverage is an important aspect of overall health care coverage. This article will briefly discuss the types of coverage that are available, as well as some things you should be aware of when choosing a plan. Most people obtain their prescription drug coverage as a part of their overall medical insurance plan. Most medical plans include some form of prescription drug coverage, and some states actually require employers to include this coverage in the medical plans that they offer to employees. Whether purchased independently or in combination with other coverage, the available types of coverage are similar. Traditional, or fee-for-service coverage is the most common form of prescription drug coverage. This type usually has an annual deductible amount …

Stock Investing – Midterm Elections Make Drug Companies A Sale

Stock investing is tough enough when you have to deal with the specifics of a company and an industry. When you throw politics into the equation it becomes a whole new ball game. Now stock investing can be a crap shoot at best. Let’s take a look at what’s going on currently, and you decide. First let’s look at a little history. For the better part of 50 years, the drug industry has been nothing short of a fabulous stock investment. Whether it was Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck, or any one of a dozen other drug companies that developed into giants, you would have made a killing with these stocks. One of these companies Johnson and Johnson is the …